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April 18th, 2011

Claire J. Baillargeon

April 18, 2011

Claire J. Baillargeon

WOONSOCKET- Claire J. Baillargeon, 89, of Hemond Ave., Woonsocket, died Thursday, April 7, 2011 at the Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Wilfred J. Baillargeon.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Arthemise (Duhamel) Cote. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Baillargeon was employed at Uniroyal Corporation in Woonsocket for over 25 years before her retirement.

Dorothy O. Adam

April 18, 2011

Dorothy O. Adam

BELLINGHAM- Dorothy O. (McCutcheon) Adam, 85, of Bellingham and formerly of Milford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Timothy Daniels House of Holliston, MA with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur J. Adam.
Born in Burrillville, RI on October 17, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Annie (Simpson) McCutcheon.

Lilianne M. Letendre-Charbonneau

April 18, 2011

Lilianne M. Letendre-
Charbonneau

WOONSOCKET- Lilianne M. Letendre-Charbonneau 86, of Spring Water Dr., died peacefully Thursday surrounded by her loving family.
She was born February 18, 1925, a daughter of the late Ovide and Delvina (Laplante) Rajotte. She was a devoted wife to the late Lucien Letendre, and the late Paul Charbonneau.

Evo J. Donnini

April 18, 2011

Evo J. Donnini

WOONSOCKET- Evo J. "Curly" Donnini, 93, formerly of Cato St., Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at The Villages at Waterman Lake in Greenville. He was the husband of the late Martha (Nytka) (Oliveira) Donnini.
Born and raised in Manville, he was a son of the late Gino "Ciro" and Josephine (Pialunga) Donnini. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Donnini served in the Army during WWII. He was an instructor in radio and landing operations for the Army Air Corps and was discharged with the rank of Sergeant.

Rita L. Eliasz

April 18, 2011

Rita L. Eliasz

WOONSOCKET- Rita L. Eliasz, 91, of Woonsocket, died Saturday morning at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Stanley Eliasz.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Coutu) Doyon. She was a resident of Blackstone for over 40 year before returning to Woonsocket.
Mrs. Eliasz was a homemaker and will be remembered as a cherished aunt to her extended family.

April 17th

Constantino, Lux prepare for Boston Marathon

April 17, 2011

BOSTON — For the elite runners at this morning’s Boston Marathon, the goal is to be the first to cross the finish line.
For several of the other participants, including Cumberland residents and forty-something runners Dave Constantino and Robert Lux, a winning performance is defined by the numbers on the clock when they reach their final destination at Copley Square.
Constantino and Lux, a pair of triathletes as well as good friends, those numbers they’re hoping begin with a two. In other words, a sub three-hour effort.

Middle schoolers build self-esteem at College Crusade

April 17, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — Call Naffi Koulibaly and Emily Baptista a study in contrasts.
During a game called “Willow in the Wind,” Baptista — a sixth-grader at Baldwin Elementary School in Pawtucket — jumped at the chance to participate. With her “teammates” surrounding her in a tight circle, she was asked to stand up straight, to consider herself as rigid as a broomstick, cross her arms across her chest, close her eyes and lean forward.

Town opens bids for fire department merger feasibility study

April 17, 2011

CUMBERLAND - A total of seven firms have submitted proposals for the job of consulting the town on a fire department merger study.
The bid proposals were opened Wednesday and will be reviewed by Mayor Daniel J. McKee, who will recommend one of the seven to the Town Council sometime next month.

RWU senior trades fun in the sun for volunteerism

April 17, 2011

CUMBERLAND - Caitlyn Anderson, a senior at Roger Williams University, could have spent her winter break this past January basking in the sun in Florida or doing any number of things college students do these days.
Instead, the 22-year-old Cumber-land resident volunteered her time and skills to help poor families in the deep South obtain affordable housing.

April 16th

Goucher looking to make history in Beantown

April 16, 2011

BOSTON — Kara Goucher looks at her performances in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters runs at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and her inaugural appearance at the Boston Marathon two years ago as sharing a common theme.
Goucher was considered among the medal contenders at the Summer Games, but placed a still-respectable ninth in the 5K and tenth in the 10K.

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